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Old 09-05-2016, 04:04 PM
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Link below to interview with Hemley Gonzales, who volunteered at the Missionaries of Charity in 2007 and subsequently founded an alternative secular non-profit organization called Responsible Charity.

http://bigthink.com/daylight-atheism...-mother-teresa

Years ago, I read comments from a woman who worked at the Missionaries of Charity while Mother Teresa still lived. Her report was appalling and confirmed everything Christopher Hitchens has written, firsthand. Pity I didn't save it somewhere.

I cannot listen to people praise Mother Teresa without wanting to puke. It's a double standard. Many fine medical institutions have been established by Christians, and many missionaries do commendable work, bringing food, sanitation, and medical care to people with desperate needs. Compassion International, Samaritan's Purse, Catholic Medical Mission Board -- but not the Missionaries of Charity. I'm not buying it.
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Old 09-05-2016, 04:56 PM
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Munchlet wrote:

"Years ago, I read comments from a woman who worked at the Missionaries of Charity while Mother Teresa still lived. Her report was appalling and confirmed everything Christopher Hitchens has written, firsthand. Pity I didn't save it somewhere."

Was it this?
http://www.stirjournal.com/2014/07/2...es-of-charity/

I have never read any of Hitchens' writing, and had no questions about Mother Teresa until I read this thread, and became curious enough to do some searching online. It seems that many people who volunteered to work with the Missionaries of Charity had serious concerns, and they were people who also wanted to help the most vulnerable in society. There are many parts to this story, many questions, and no one clear answer.

Perhaps this is not an appropriate place to debate this issue. I like oddcouple's suggestion to 'agree to disagree' and then move on to Cryptogram business. Donate to charities YOU believe in, and let others do what they believe is best.
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Old 09-07-2016, 02:35 PM
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I usually don't log in, as I don't compete. I play for fun…I'm close to 100%, but sometimes I cheat. Times? Not interested. I just wonder how a Jack Handey quote could inspire such a passionate discussion about the new St. Teresa. She undoubtedly did a lot of good in the world…she undoubtedly had her human failings. We are all sinners…we all have the potential to be saints. Even Jeff Dahmer mowed his grandmother's lawn. She tried. As for Jack Handey, I find his quotes more inspirational than those of Anthony Robbins, Robert Brault, or any of the other so-called self-help gurus. At least they make ME smile.
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